Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a website, someone else may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their website, they may simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, when a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues which could develop or that someone may be trying to deceive people into believing that they are in fact on your site. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It will not take more than a few clicks to activate the hotlink protection function we offer even if this is the very first web hosting account you use, because all of our cloud hosting come with a quite simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the exact same intuitive point & click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to switch on this function only for a particular site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with active hotlink protection shall appear in this section and you can easily deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and pressing the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you notice that another person has hotlinked any of your images, you should use the protection tool we've designed and incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. As soon as you switch on this option, a server-generated image shall appear on the third-party website in place of your real images. You will only have to go to the Hotlink Protection section inside the Control Panel and pick the domain or subdomain that your website uses from a handy drop-down menu - it's as easy as that. When necessary, you'll also have the option to switch on the function for a specific subfolder and not for the website in general. Deactivating the protection is just as effortless - get back to the very same section, check the box alongside the given site and then click on the Delete button.